DALLAS – August 14, 2012 – Schneider Electric today announced the successful installation of the Pelco by Schneider Electric Endura IP video management system at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. According to officials, this deployment makes the casino the first in Las Vegas to use a virtual matrix, which allows for instant responsiveness and enables the Treasure Island security team to use and control its video system with greater ease and efficiency. Since installing the solution in 2011, Treasure Island has increased the efficiency of its operations, enabled broader data storage and reduced the physical footprint of its security infrastructure.
Situated on 90,000-square-feet of casino gaming space, with 2,665 guestrooms and 220 suites, Treasure Island is leveraging a virtual matrix made possible by the Pelco Endura 2.0 system equipped with 1,400 channels of the industry’s leading video management technology, with the ability to quickly and easily expand to include thousands more. Built around open standards, the Endura system allows the casino to integrate its existing third-party cameras, while the scalability of the system will allow for the addition of IP-based, high definition cameras in the future.
Prior to the deployment, Treasure Island used an analog VCR and matrix system, which required hours of manpower to routinely conduct tape changes and maintenance, in addition to a large amount of space to house the VCR racks. Successfully deployed by Surveillance Systems Integration (SSI) of Roseville, Calif., the Endura system with digital integration allows for larger data storage and the ability to record and retain all video for a minimum of seven days, while also reducing the amount of space needed to house the system. New operator consoles and video walls powered by the Endura virtual matrix switch were also installed enabling surveillance operators to control cameras, call up video, and perform live tracking of people and events around the clock.
“We wanted to place the Treasure Island security and surveillance department on the cutting edge with the latest security technology, and this Schneider Electric solution was the answer,” said Kim Smith, Treasure Island Director of Surveillance. “The Endura solution enables the casino’s security team to operate more efficiently, and resulted in immediate return-on-investment in terms of efficiency, ease-of-use and scalability.”
“Treasure Island has the first and only fully-functional virtual matrix switch on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Rick Phan, business development manager for SSI. “We wanted Treasure Island to stand above the competition, and they have made a significant investment in the Pelco system that will meet their needs for years to come, including the switch to high definition megapixel cameras.”
“We were pleased to work with Treasure Island, a leader in the gaming industry and their top-notch security team, to implement a cutting edge approach to further their security operations,” said Dan Scroggins, director of Gaming Segment, Pelco by Schneider Electric. “The immediate and impactful results Treasure Island has incurred showcase the business value of our Endura solution. As a result of the scalability and flexibility the solution offers, Treasure Island will continue to see great return on their investment for years to come.”